Edilson Lima

PROFESSIONAL DANCE INSTRUCTOR ~ CHOREOGRAPHER ~ PERFORMER

Professional dancer, Edilson Lima was born and raised in Brazil. He has been dancing since the age of 12, and has trained extensively, dedicating his life to teaching and performing. Edilson's dance background stems from ballet, jazz and modern dance. He is recognized for teaching the Brazilian dances of Samba, Pagode, Lambada, Forró, and Batucada. He is also known for his knowledge of fitness through classes like Step, Cardio Funk, and Lamba Aerobica.

Edilson has worked with the Best Dancers, Choreographers, Actors, Producers, Directors, Singers, and Musicians in his native Country Brazil, after several TV Shows, Commercials, Musicals, Performances, Workshops, Edilson has been established as one of the most incredible entertainers. He is a High spirited and outgoing Brazilian performer and Instructor. Edilson, has performed in Geneva Switzerland, Cannes and Nice France, and Hamburg Germany, Today he is a well recognized and honored Entertainer and performer in Chicago, where he leads the Samba 1 Brazilian Dance group and also works for Chicago Samba Band performing all over the U.S. He's also an incredible experienced Teacher working for schools and Universities in Chicago, Edilson's Sambody's DVD brazilian workout won the Telly's Award for outstanding work. Multi tasking as a Interpreter, Portuguese Teacher and Entertainer, Edilson is definitely one of the greatest Brazilian representatives in the U.S.

Below is a brief listing of his dance experience:

INSTRUCTION
US (Chicago)
  • Joslin perspectives elementary school
  • De Paul university
  • Houston Museum of arts, TX
  • Dallas Brazilian festival, TX
  • Andersonville fest. Chicago
  • Lincoln fest Chicago
  • Chicago market days fest
  • Latin Street Dancing Chicago
  • Latin Rhythms Academy
  • Monmouth College Illinois
  • Saint Louis Library
  • Dance Center Chicago
    Instruction: Samba, Batucada, Forró
  • Touch of Brazil
    Choreography: Modeling Shows
  • Columbia College Chicago
    Instruction: Latin Class
  • Forrest Grove Athletic Club
    Instruction: Latin Jam Class
  • Brian Picoolo Specialty School
    Dance Instruction
Edilson Lima - Reveillon BRAZIL
  • Banda Reveillon São Paulo
    Choreography & Dance[photo : right]
  • Silhouette, São Paulo
    Instruction: Jazz, Aerobic Step
  • Mitras, São Paulo
    Instruction: Jazz
  • Ballet Afro de Santos, Academia Nativa
    Instruction: Jazz, Funk & Aerobic Class
  • Conservatório Ivanildo Silva
    Choreography & Dance
  • University Santa Cecilia
    Dos Bandeirantes, São Paulo
    Instruction Aerobic Instruction
CHOREOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE
Performances:
  • Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
  • Sheraton Hotel Chicago
  • Sofitel Hotel Chicago
  • Hilton hotel St louis
  • Hilton Hotel Chicago
  • Opera house teather Chicago
  • Columbia college teather
  • Corpenicus tather Chicago
  • Field Museum Chicago
  • House of Blues
  • House of Blues Hotel
  • Salsa Congress
  • Swiss Hotel
  • Wild Hare Nightclub
  • Rooster Blues
  • National 27 Restaurant
  • Hothouse
  • Chicago's Navy Pier
  • Texas de Brazil Stake House
  • Em Chamas Kansas
  • Notre Dame University Indiana
  • Horseshoe Casino Indiana
Festivals:
  • Summer Dance Festival
  • Latin Music Festival
  • Adersonville Festival
  • Roscoe Festival
  • Lincoln Festival
  • Evanston Street Fair Festival
  • Market Days Street Festival
Edilson Lima - Splish Television Programs:
  • SBT channel 4 official dancer
  • Gazeta Tv Show do malandro, dancer
  • SBT tv domingo legal pegadinhas Actor
  • SBT tv hebe camargo show, Dancer
  • SBT tv Hot Hot Hot Musical dancer
  • Rede Record tv Ana Maria Braga, dancer
  • Beto carreiro Circus show, dancer.
  • SBT tv Concurso de parodias, Actor, dancer
  • Globo tv Crianca esperanca Unicef, Dancer
Televised Performances:
  • Unicef, Children's Benefit Show, Rede Globo Television (with Daniela Mercury and Guests)
  • Domingo Legal, SBT Channel 4
  • J.Junior, Rede Bandeirantes
  • Ana Maria Braga, Rede Record (with singer, Sonia Lima)
Films:
  • A Hora Mágica, Maite Proença Oscar Magrini(Dancer)
  • Dancer in the movie "Soul Survivors" (U.S.)
Nightclub Shows & Musicals:
  • Café Brazil
  • Metropolis I and II
  • As Bandidas
  • Dancing Stars
  • 007 James Bond
  • Grease Anos 60
  • Madonna Live
Theatre Musicals:
  • Splish Splash 60' Musical, Palladium São Paulo[Photo : Left]
Festivals:
  • Enda National Dance Conference, São Paulo
  • Ginastrada, Santos-São Paulo
  • Enredança Dance Regional Festival, São Paulo
  • Festival Sesc Mobil, Santos-São Paulo
DANCE EDUCATION
  • Conservatory Ivanildo Silva, Ballet, jazz, modern dance
  • Nucleo de Danca Gremius Celia Duarte, jazz and ballet
  • Silvio maia Modern dance
  • Marcelo Rocha, jazz and modern dance
  • Grupo raca Cia de danca, jazz dance, Roseli rodrigues and Edson Santos.
  • Univ Physical education, Jazz Dance
  • Ballet Stagium Sao paulo Ballet dance
ADDITIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS Modeling:
  • Modeling for casarao das noivas magazine
  • Modeling dancing for alegra resorts hotel
  • Modeling and choreography for bella Chicago.
  • Sundown bike motors, Dance performance
  • Cars and tech conventions, performance.
  • Embratur Mc cormick place, performance.
  • Miwaukee Zoo Convention party.
  • Lincoln Zoo chicago, convention party.
  • Thanksgiving Parade event.
  • African festival Chicago events.
  • Cazaráo Das Noivas Magazine
  • CVC Tourism Fashion Show
  • Various Conventions and Nightclub Modeling Shows